Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 26, 2009
Blue Energy Canada Inc, a leading energy technology company, has advanced to the development phase of their ground-breaking ocean turbine project. They're building an underwater turbine that taps the power of the tides to create a renewable source of clean energy. The module currently under development is eco-friendly and multi-functioning, capable of supporting a bridge above the turbine infrastructure.
The initial phase involves construction of a one megawatt tidal bridge turbine that has been tested rigorously. It will then be placed in a location yet to be announced. After that, 10 such modules will be built as the base model of the world's first 200 megawatt ocean energy project.
Tidal Turbines vs. Tidal Dams
Energy technology has evolved two different ways to harness the power of ocean currents. Tidal dams are placed at the mouth of an estuary or bay and are activated by powerful outflows of water much like a hydroelectric dam. However, flooding caused by these tidal dams can cause damage to the sensitive ecosystems around them.
On the other hand, Blue Energy's tidal turbines are eco-friendly, powered by ocean currents ebbing and flowing with the daily tides. Their underwater design allows fish and sediments to pass through the turbine gates freely along with the seawater. Tidal turbine power requires no fuel, operates independent of the weather, generates a predictable output of energy, and the design is economical to build, install and maintain.
Power Generator Also a Bridge
The Blue Energy system's infrastructure can serve dual roles as both a source of clean electricity and a transportation solution. A tidal bridge can carry vehicular traffic above the turbines and be used as a platform for commercial developments like offshore wind turbines. It can also carry water mains, gas lines, phone lines, fiber optics, and power lines.
An online demo of Blue Energy Canada's innovative turbine bridge can be seen here: http://worldenergyresearch.com/blue_world_energy.aspx
Blue Energy Canada recently partnered with World Energy Research of New Zealand to secure capital for the tidal turbine project. (See related news release here.)
For interviews or more information, contact:
Martin Burger, CEO
Blue Energy Canada Inc.
#204 - 2060 Comox Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1R8
Phone: (604) 682-2583 Vancouver
About Blue Energy Canada
Blue Energy Canada Inc. is a green energy technology company founded in 1997. Based in Vancouver, Canada, the company is currently commercializing a vertical axis hydro turbine capable of converting tidal currents into reliable, renewable electricity.
About World Energy Research
World Energy Research was founded by a board of directors with more than 57 years experience in investments, finance and energy development. The firm nurtures partnerships with governments and international companies to seek out energy investments with the greatest potential for high returns and low environmental impact: clean oil and natural gas, solar energy, wind energy and ocean turbines.
World Energy Research is the parent company of World Energy Capital OFC, an offshore banking company, and the soon-to-be-launched World Energy Media, a news service for the energy sector, and World Trade Source, an online trading platform.
World Energy Research
Level 20 ASB Bank Centre,
135 Albert Street, Auckland, 1010
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